I have searched this forum and Google, but could not find a solution so I am posting here. I just installed Fedora 7. I have an external USB drive that mounted fine when the OS was already booted. However, when I leave the USB drive on and reboot, I cannot access the drive. The device file doesnt even exist in /dev. All that is in /dev is sda,sda1,sda2,sda3 which is my internal HD. If I power the external USB drive off, then back on, I can use Nautilus and see it there, then mount it. Then the device file /dev/sdb shows up.
My question is, how can I leave the external USB drive on, reboot the computer and access the drive without power cycling it?